Duke University, History

Position ID:Duke-History-ASSOCINRSCH [#24863]
Position Title: Associate in Research
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: History / 20th-century African American History, Latin America
Appl Deadline:2023/05/24 11:59PMhelp popup** finished (2023/05/17, finished 2023/05/30)
Position Description:    

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The Department of History at Duke University seeks an Associate in Research for a short-term project in summer 2023. Work is expected to begin on 6/1/2023 and be completed by 6/30/23. This project looks at policy implications of the vast expansion of Brazil’s higher education system from 2004 to 2016, which sought to promote economic mobility and reduce social disparities. Through public and private university expansion, it doubled the number of Brazilians attending college. This project seeks to analyze 14 years of higher education and high school data to understand the effectiveness of racial and social quotas in Brazil from the mid-2000s to the present, including changes under the far-right government of Jair Bolsonaro. The summer project involves a series of online data visualizations mapping public and private expansions from such angles as course difficulty, socioeconomic makeup, educational performance, and proximity to local high schools. Once consolidated and visualized, the data could answer questions on educational attainment by race, continuing or narrowing disparities in higher education, and universities’ relationship to higher school completion rates.

We are seeking a candidate with command of the Portuguese language; broad knowledge of Brazilian politics, higher education, and contemporary anti-racist struggles in Brazil.

Please submit your CV, cover letter, and a research statement with your application on Academic Jobs Online.

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224 Classroom Building (East Campus)
Box 90719
Durham, NC 27708-0719